R&b Star Faith Evans Is Still Hopeful Los Angeles Police Department Detectives Will Reopen The Investigation Into The Murder Of Her Late Husband Notorious B.i.g., 19 Years After He Was Gunned Down.
The rap icon, real name Christopher Wallace, was killed in a drive-by shooting in L.A. in 1997, six months after his hip-hop rival Tupac Shakur's death, but the gunman has never been caught.
Evans, who was married to Biggie at the time of the tragedy, has now opened up about the unsolved murder, calling on LAPD officials to share exactly what they know - amid longrunning claims suggesting cops played a role in his death.
"All we can do is hope that that happens," she tells HuffPost Live of her hopes of the case reopening. "But we're just happy that we're here to preserve his legacy and (make sure) his kids are happy and they're living great lives."
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The Actor Who Played Rapper Notorious B.i.g. In A 2009 Biopic Is Set To Reprise The Character In An Upcoming Movie About Tupac Shakur.
Rapper/actor Jamal Woolard gained 50 pounds (22.7 kilograms) to portray the late hip-hop star, real name Christopher Wallace, in Notorius, and producers of Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me have now reportedly asked him to play the music legend once again.
Newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr., who plays Shakur, posted a picture on Instagram.com showing himself and Woolard posing outside their trailers near the movie set.
R&B star Keyshia Cole will make her acting debut in the biopic, and CSI: NY actor Hill Harper is also part of the cast.
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Mark Ronson used to spend three days a week waiting outside record label offices on the off chance of bumping into the A&R manager so he could show them his demos.
Mark Ronson spent three days a week waiting outside record label offices.
The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker was desperate to get his big break and would skip school so he could wait near the buildings for the right person to come out and notice his music.
He said: ''You got gigs just by hustling, trying to get your break. If you wanted to play a new song that wasn't in the shops, the only way to get it was to go up to the label and wait for the promo guy to come out. That was three days of my week: cutting school, trying to get promos.
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Missy Elliott Hailed Late Stars Including Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.i.g., Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes And Aaliyah In Her First U.k. Performance For Five Years As She Closed Britain's Bestival On Sunday (13sep15).
During her set, which included a cameo from rap newcomer Sharaya J, the Work It hitmaker asked fans to hold up the light on their cell phones for a special tribute.
Before performing For My People, she said, "Shout out to Tupac, Biggie, Left Eye, Jam Master Jay, and Aaliyah. I do this for my girl Aaliyah. Aaliyah, we miss you," as a photograph of the late singer appeared behind her.
Elliott's set on the main stage brought the event to an end, closing with a blaze of fireworks.
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The Former Los Angeles Police Detective Who Oversaw The Investigation Into Rapper The Notorious B.i.g.'S Death Has Died.
Russell Poole collapsed during a meeting with L.A. Homicide Bureau detectives on Wednesday (19Aug15) and died from a suspected heart attack.
Poole spent a year trying to bring the heavyweight rapper, real name Christopher Wallace's killer to justice.
Notorious B.I.G. was shot to death while sitting in a car in March, 1997.
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Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a range of hip-hop themed bags, costing $1695 each.
Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a range of rap-themed clutch bags.
The 42-year-old actress' two Edie Parker-designed bags - which also have a mirror inside - cost $1695 and are inscribed with the nicknames 'Hov' and 'Shady' and 'Pac' and 'Biggie' on either side of each, paying homage to hip-hop stars Jay Z and Eminem and Tupac and Biggie Smalls, respectively.
Gwyneth - who rapped Ice Cube's verse from NWA's 'Straight Outta Compton' on UK TV show 'The Graham Norton Show' in 2011 - has released the range of acrylic accessories exclusively on her lifestyle website, Goop.com, and they take up to eight weeks for delivery.
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Diddy has announced that Kanye West has joined his production super-group The Hitmen.
The 'Black Skinhead' rapper has accepted Diddy's offer to join the super-group of artists and the latter announced the collaboration via a video of an in-studio session posted on his Instagram account.
The accompanying caption read: ''Ladies and gentlemen I'm pleased to announce that I am back behind the board! I got the hitman with me @chucklife365 @iammariowinans@hitmansteviej_1 @itsseanc @lvizual DDOT , NASHIEM & the newest member of the hitman KANYE WEST #BREAKINGNEWS #Everythingisgoingtobealright#MMM. (sic)''
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Iggy Azalea has defended her Biggie Smalls remake of 'Mo Money Mo Problems' and claims it wasn't a ''rip-off''.
The 23-year-old hitmaker worked with singer Keyshia Cole and sampled the late rapper's 1997 posthumous release 'Mo Money Mo Problems' and Iggy insists it wasn't meant to be a rip-off.
She told America's RapFix Live: ''First of all, I love Biggie forever and Tupac, and that's a sampled song. So don't be mad about something that's sampled already.''
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Lil' Kim has revealed she is pregnant with her first child, but has decided to keep the father's identity a secret at this time.
Suge Knight was arrested again this week, but do fans still believe he had anything to do with Tupac's murder?
Another year, another Suge Knight arrested story huh? This time, the founder of Death Row Records was stopped shortly before midnight in Los Angeles on Wednesday (September 11, 2013) on an outstanding warrant.
According to the Associated Press, police officer Sara Faden said the mogul was stopped on a traffic violation though was already wanted on a misdemeanour warrant. Cops took him into custody before he was released several hours later on $20,000 bail.
A warrant was issued for Knight's arrest in February after he skipped a court appearance for driving with a license. The notorious CEO - who helped make stars of rappers Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur - filed for bankruptcy in 2006 and experienced countless legal problems over the past couple of decades.
Continue reading: Does Anyone Still Believe Suge Knight Killed Tupac Shakur?